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Greensboro Country Club March | April 2014

President’s Message ...'Till Her Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away I had just missed the traffic light at Cridland and Wendover. Since I figured I had about 20 minutes to kill, I began to reflect on the past two months at GCC and how we were doing with our "Big Fun" initiative.

Garson Rice Club President

Of course, the terrific wine and food pairing dinners came to mind along with the two-night Valentine's Day celebrations featuring our own "Red Velvet Lounge," all of which I'm happy to say were huge successes. Special bonds and lasting memories were formed at the ever-popular and utterly charming Father & Daughter Valentine's Day Dance. And years ago, who could have imagined the impromptu conga-line that broke out on the Sunset Terrace during one of our "Live Music Weekends?" (You all know who you are, we have it on camera and the film will definitely be shown during this year's Holiday Gala!)

March | April 2014

...More Snow Than Sochi Two snow days, 66 gallons of hot chocolate, over 500 lunches in the Grille (lost count of the number of s'mores served) and countless adults, kids, and adults acting like kids having a cool blast hitting the slopes at GCC provided a welcome sight to this old member's eyes. A special "thank you" and tip of the presidential cap to our GCC staff for battling tough street conditions to come in and serve the members on what turned out to be such special occasions.

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Speaking of hitting the slopes and all that it entails, by now you may have noticed the new "Apres-Ski (Golf, Swimming, Fitness, Tennis, etc.) Outdoor Bar & Grill" starting to take shape at the west end of our pool and overlooking the golf course. This new food and beverage venue will feature among other things, an outdoor kitchen including a wood-fired pizza oven. I could say more, but I'm sure Steve Matlaga will bring you up to speed about all this in his letter. ...Membership, Membership, Membership Arguably the three most critical words in the country club business today. A healthy influx of good, new members fills our venues and

helps ensure the future financial health of our Club. Even with all the great things going on to make our GCC the "Best in Class," it's a natural occurrence that clubs still experience attrition in their numbers through the years, and we are no exception. Monty Hagler, your Membership Chair extraordinaire, has a couple exciting tricks up his sleeve for both you as well as your prospective member candidates. I think you'll enjoy reading all about them in his message in this newsletter. ...Just the Facts A. Club revenues have gotten off to a great start in both January and February and we are looking for that trend to continue into March and April as the weather continues to improve. B. Ă la carte food and beverage sales along with our banquet business are out-pacing the budget as well as last year's numbers. Please keep telling us what you want and we'll continue to attend to your requests. It is your Club after all. C. Even though golf rounds and revenues are down due to the winter weather, Doug Lowe and his staff have managed to keep expenses in check and even put their time to good use by helping to start the construction of our Outdoor Bar & Grill. I know I speak for everyone when I say it sure is rewarding to see our own GCC folks actually building the infrastructure for our future. Thanks guys. D. And maybe the best news of all, we've already collected the majority of our initiation fees due for 2014 and have taken these monies to pay down our net debt to a point below our actual goal and budget, while retaining a healthy cash position. Looking forward to seeing all of you 'round the Club,

Garson Rice President

Membership Message from the Membership Committee Chairman Sponsor a New Member and Be Rewarded It’s that simple. Sponsor a new member before June 30th, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win a range of fun and fabulous prizes such as VIP trips to San Francisco and Napa wineries, dinner parties with Chef Greg or Club gift certificates.

membership. The Membership Committee will host a reception in July to recognize and thank all members who support the Club in this way, and the highlight of the event will be the drawing for fantastic prizes. Every member who sponsors a new member will win something. Our grand prizes are three VIP tours for two to California (featuring a dinner at the San Francisco Yacht Club and winery tours hosted by General Manager, Steve Matlaga). Two of these trips will be "Luck of the Draw,” with one slot reserved for the member who sponsors the most new members before June 30th.

To help support this membership focus, the Board of Directors and Membership Committee have approved a special “Guest Membership” program. Every member has the opportunity to extend a two-week Guest Membership to a prospective member so that they can experience the Club. The Guest Member program allows the prospective member to use the Club’s facilities, amenities and services during a 14-day period. All Guest Members will be assigned an account Please contact Rachel Payne Morrow at (336) 275-8506 number and billed for specific usage charges incurred or for more information on these programs, to obtain a Membership Packet or to (such as dining). arrange a tour of the Club for a prospective member. Please support your The Membership Committee is also available to help Club over the next four answer any questions or provide support. months by exposing the Club to at least one Thank you for your continued support of the Club! prospective member, and sponsoring them Monty Hagler if they are interested in Membership Chairman

The next scheduled Membership Committee meetings will be on Monday, March 17th at 5:15 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22nd at 5:15 p.m. If you need an application package or have questions regarding sponsorship please contact Rachel Payne-Morrow, Director of Marketing & Membership Development at or at (336) 275-8506 Ext. 117.

Table of Contents President's Message.....................................................2 Membership.................................................................3 General Manager's Message........................................4 Event Photos.................................................................5 Events....................................................................... 6-7 Youth Events............................................................. 8-9 Dining.........................................................................10 The Farm....................................................................11 Tennis................................................................... 12-13 Golf.............................................................................17 Aquatics......................................................................18 Fitness........................................................................19 Club Information........................................................20 Cover Photo Courtesy of Aesthetic Images

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Membership Committee Meeting Dates

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General Manager’s Message

Steve Matlaga, CCM

General Manager/CEO

March | April 2014

Snow Day Fun!

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While the weather continues to effect our daily lives and day to day activities at GCC, I have to say “way to go” to all of you for your support of the Club in January and February. Through all of this crazy snow, wind and rain you have used the Club in every way possible. My favorite example is your response to our “Snow Days” with hot chocolate and s'mores which led to two fun days and 510 lunches served! The Friday night entertainment has been a big hit, and the introduction of new menus (thanks for the new equipment) has driven overall participation in the restaurants. We have exceeded last year's revenues in both à la carte dining and banquets. In addition, our wine dinners and special events have been sold out and we have more great experiences scheduled. We will continue entertainment on Friday and/or Saturday nights in March and April as we look forward to doing more outdoor events. The team and I are energized by your participation and suggestions for future events. The “Chef’s Table," "Sports Bar Night" and "Mother Earth Brewery Dinner” are all events that were developed as a direct result of your feedback! Looking out even further to summer events, the “Youth Expo” on Saturday, March 29th is another event specifically created to bring you up to speed on our new summer camps and the growing youth activity programs at GCC.

a link, etc. These “Did You Know” articles are designed to help you save time and stay current on Club happenings, so please don’t delete them. It is our hope that after you read these tips you will be better informed as to how you may access event information via the website.

As I noted in my last article, Membership sponsorship and communication are key success factors for us this year. The more you know, the better the chance you will participate and enjoy your Club. Over the next few weeks you will see a series of articles from the club titled “Did You Know.” We will be covering topics such as our mobile app, upcoming online golf and tennis reservations system, multiple emails per family, embedding a password so you don’t have to sign in every time you connect from

We are all looking forward to seeing you at the Club enjoying yourself, and as always, please let us know how we can make your experience at the Club for you, your family and friends first class!

By now you will have noticed that the demolition of part of the pool deck is complete and brick is starting to be laid. The team and I are excited at the energy and questions being asked around the pool and outdoor kitchen project. I will send out a detailed update with a "Frequently Asked Questions" section in mid-March. We also plan on holding an informational session the end of March to keep you in the loop. Our objective remains to be open for Memorial Day weekend, so keep positive weather thoughts going for us. We do need your help in one very important aspect of the project now. From March 1st to March 15th we are going to have a “name the pool bar and outdoor kitchen” contest. The contest winner/family will be our guest opening night and be served the first dinner/pizza from the new dining outlet. There will be paper entry forms in the dining areas starting March 1st so get creative and have fun!

Steve Matlaga, CCM General Manager/CEO

Events Father & Daughter Valentine's Day Dance February 7, 2014

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Everyone had a great time at this year's Father & Daughter Valentine's Day Dance!

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Events Burly Wine Dinner

Sushi & Vodka Night

6:30 p.m. | Irving Room

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Sunset Terrace Local sushi chefs will be at GCC to make your favorite rolls to order with tuna, salmon, shrimp and vegetables. John and his team will be featuring vodkas of the world, so come try something new. Live music by Clay Howard.

Friday, March 7th

Featuring Hank McCrorie, Founder of Burly Wines Wine Dinners at GCC have become the talk of the Club! Don't miss this opportunity to meet the founder of Burly Wines, and enjoy and purchase his fine wines paired with a delectable menu.

$85 per Member | $95 per Non-Member Guest Seating is limited to 60. Make your reservations now. You may make reservations online at or call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506.

Friday, April 18th

$25 per person | Member-Sign Bar | Please call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506 to make reservations.

Evening by the Fire Pit New England Lobster Night Saturday, March 29th

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Ballroom

Time to get your hands dirty with fresh cooked lobsters with all the works. Reservations must be in by Thursday, March 27th to ensure we have enough lobsters for everyone. If you don't love lobster, you can pre-order a center-cut filet cooked to your liking on our new steak broiler.

Saturday, April 26th

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Fire Pit Join your friends for a casual evening around a comfy fire and dine on freshly grilled beef, lamb and chicken kebobs, a Carolina shrimp boil, fresh array of salads, fire roasted vegetables and Old Bay chips. Live music by Mark Kano. Adults $20 | Children $7.50 | Please call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506 to make reservations.

$35.95 per person (Adults & Children) | Please call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506 to make reservations.

Nine Wine and Dine Mother Earth Brewery Dinner Thursday, April 10th

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6:30 p.m. | Irving Room

Taste local North Carolina beers from Mother Earth Brewing paired with delicious creations from Chef Greg. Mother Earth beers are crafted with artisanal devotion, and every bottle is brewed using sustainable practices. This will be a fantastic evening.

$50 per Member | $60 per Non-Member Guest Seating is limited to 60. You may make reservations online at or call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506.

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Sunday, April 27th

Golf Begins at Dusk with Dinner to Follow

Grab your clubs, sip wine and eat hors d'oeuvres as you play nine holes of golf! Then enjoy a cookout at the Fire Pit featuring chicken, Johnsonville bratwursts, BBQ lamb and Scottish salmon. Finish it off with a fresh apple tart and Homeland Creamery ice cream. $30 per person (plus cart fee) You may make reservations online at or call the Golf Pro Shop at (336) 272-4364.

Events Easter Egg Hunt "Adventures in Wonderland" Saturday, April 19th

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Clubhouse Front Lawn

Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole! Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts invite all families to GCC's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet, crafts, a magician, face painting, "Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat" and of course an Easter Egg Hunt starting at 8:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to GCC for everyone to have a picture taken with him. Aesthetic Images Photography will be here to capture special moments. Adults $14.50 | Children $9.50 | Children 3 & Under - Our Guest You may make reservations online at or call the receptionist at

(336) 275-8506.

Easter Sunday Brunch Sunday, April 20th

Seating Times Available at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. | Ballroom

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a fantastic Easter brunch! Our full brunch menu features Black Oak ham, pan seared salmon, carved prime rib, racks of spring lamb, almond crusted chicken and more. Visit the Club’s website at for the detailed menu.

Adults $29.95 | Children (4-10) $12.95 | Children 3 & Under - Our Guest Reservations are required. Please call the Club’s receptionist at (336) 275-8506 to make your reservations.

Bridge Seminar

Tuesday, April 15th & Wednesday, April 16th 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Irving Room

Back by popular demand, Nancy Fitzgerald will present two sessions to hone our bidding and playing skills:

April 15th: (Bidding) Tricks of the Trade and April 16th: Bridge & Bidding Box Etiquette Skill Level: This seminar is designed for intermediate level bridge players. Register individually, or sign up as a group. (Please provide names and account numbers for each member of your group at the time of registration). Tables will be reserved for groups only upon registration of all four players. Individuals will be placed at tables of four. $100 per person for both sessions (includes lunch) | Guests are welcome | Call the Club's receptionist at (336) 275-8506 to make reservations. Space is limited. Cancellations will not be accepted after April 10th.

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"Making a Hand That You Can't"

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Youth Events Dr. Seuss Brunch Sunday, March 2nd

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Family Grille

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday during our regular Sunday brunch in the Family Grille where we will feature Seussish dishes and activities. Sneetch treats will include Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat fruit skewers, Who hash-browns, and more! Adults $15.50 | Children ages 4-10 $7.50

March Madness Youth Night Wednesday, March 12th

Parents Night Out "Masterpiece Mosaics" Saturday, March 29th

6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Pavilion

During this fun night out, kids will participate in a collaborative art project to celebrate National Art Month. They will work together to create their own versions of famous paintings. Dress prepared to get a little messy. Make it a date night, and leave your kids with us! $18 per child | Ages 4 to 11 | Maximum Participants: 30 You may make reservations online at www.greensborocc. org or call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Pavilion

Wear your favorite team jersey and drop by the Pavilion with your friends for some ACC tournament fun! No Charge | Reservations Not Necessary

Manners, Food & More

It is never too early to teach our children good manners! During March and April, we will offer etiquette classes designed for children 3-5, 8-12 and 13 & up. Participants will learn Everyday Etiquette, Table Manners, Birthday Party Etiquette and most importantly, lifelong skills they can use to be selfassured and confident in social settings. More information to come.

2014 Youth Expo March | April 2014

Saturday, March 29th


expo 2014

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Ballroom Check out what GCC has to offer our youth this summer. All sports departments will be on hand to answer your questions and provide information on upcoming swim team, fitness, golf, and tennis youth programming. Make your own healthy trail-mix, get fitted for Blue Dolphin team suits and register for upcoming youth activities and camps. Swim suit fittings will continue on Sunday, March 30th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

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Parents Night Out

"Passport to GCC: Spring Scavenger Hunt" Friday, April 4th 6:00-9:00 | Pavilion

This event will have fun games, movies and dinner to kick off our first GCC Scavenger Hunt. Get a head start on filling out your GCC Passport and get to know your Club a little bit better. Return completed passport to reception any time before April 23rd. $18 per child | Ages 4 to 11 | Maximum Participants: 30 You may make reservations online at www.greensborocc. org or call the receptionist at (336) 275-8506.

Karaoke Youth Night Wednesday, April 23rd 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Pavilion

Celebrate National Karaoke Week by lending your vocals to chart-topping hits! No Charge Reservations Not Necessary

Youth Events Fun at the Club!

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Great GCC Youth Event Moments...

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Dining Notes from the Chef

March | April 2014

The culinary team and I would like to thank the Board of Directors and all of the members for making such an impact on the heart of the house mainly in the Sunset Restaurant with the new steak broiler and the other two new stoves and ovens. We have had great feedback with our updated menu designed to highlight our new equipment. If you have not dined with us for a while, or if you are with us every day, we truly have the best value in town for wine, steaks, chops and fresh seafood. The new menu allows you to customize your own meal depending on your personal tastes. If you are eating lighter be sure to try our expanded vegetarian options.

Live Music Weekends

Our "Live Music Fridays" have been a success, and we thank you for your support. In March and April, we will continue Fridays and expand to a few specific Saturdays. Join us for great music from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the Sunset Terrace.

March 2014

Friday, March 7th Currie Wayne Clayton

April 2014

Friday, April 4th

Megan Doss Acoustic

Friday, March 21st Mark Kano

Friday, April 18th

Saturday, March 29th

Saturday, April 26th

Patrick Rock

Clay Howard Mark Kano

We have a lot of new and exciting plans coming upon us quickly with the construction of our new poolside bar and bistro where we will have a wood-burning oven to make fresh-to-order pizzas. We will also serve an array of grilled fish, steaks, chops paired with salads, grilled vegetables, whole grains with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. This new space will be available for a la carte and for private poolside functions well into the fall - how awesome is that?

Chef & Wine Dinner

Many people ask me what the best part of being a chef is. Truly it’s not just cooking and creating but it is all about making memories and the experience not only for you but for me as well. With that in mind Steve Matlaga, Beverage Manager, John Centore and I are teaming up to offer an amazing dining experience. On select Friday nights in March and April, the Carlisle bar will be reserved for individual groups of 8 to 12 to experience your own private "Chef and Wine" dinner. My sous chef team and I are in charge of the food and Steve and John will hand-select wines that are made to match perfectly. These will be memorable nights so pick up the phone and call Scott or Sara at (336) 275-8506 and reserve your night now.

Invite your friends for a truly unique experience at the Club. Our Executive Chef Gregory and his sous chef will create an extraordinary menu for your table 8 to 12 people. Steve Matlaga and John Centore will choose the perfect wines to pair with each of the five courses. This all-inclusive evening with a full bar is $150 per person.

Our entire staff feels truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful Club with so many possibilities and unlimited potential. I hope you all are having as much fun as I am!

These Dates Are Available March 7th, 14th & 21st and April 4th & 25th*

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See you around the Club! Chef Gregory John, CEC

Select Friday Nights in March and April

*First come first served

Please call Scott Harmon at (336) 275-8506 to schedule your Chef & Wine Dinner.

The Farm Upcoming Events Super Sunday Brunch Buffet

Ring in the Spring Fling

Entrees include Eggs Benedict, Chicken & Dumplings and Ginger-Soy Marinated Flank Steak w/ Radish Salsa. Adults $15.50 | Children $7.50 | Children 3 & Under - our Guests Reservations are strongly recommended. Please contact the Farm Clubhouse at (336) 288-3415 to reserve your table.

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of dancing with live music provided by "Walrus." This event is for adults only (21+). We will be offering some of your favorite food items such as our Composed Sangria Salad, Jerk Chicken Satays, Pressed Cuban Sandwich Station, BBQ Beef Ribs and a Seared Tuna Station with Wasabi Slaw. We will also have several drink specials all evening long from our member sign bar. It will be an evening to remember. $20 per person | Guests are Welcome Make reservations online at or call the Farm at (336) 288-3415.

ACC Viewing Party

Friday, March 14th 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Farm Bar

Join your friends, family and neighbors for an exciting night of ACC Basketball! We will be showing the Session 4 game on the many big screen televisions in the Farm Bar. Enjoy our several food stations including our "Build-Your-Own" Hamburger and Hot Dog Bar, Chicken Wing Station, and our Ultimate "Build-Your-Own" Nacho Bar. We will be offering several beer and liquor specials to quench your thirst from our member-sign bar! Adults $15 | Children $7.50 | Children 3 & Under - our Guests Make your reservation today. Make reservations online at or call the Farm at (336) 288-3415.

Grand Easter Buffet

Sunday, April 20th 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Farm

The April buffet will be our "Grand Easter Buffet" on Sunday, April 20th. Enjoy an Omelet & Waffle Station, Carved Prime Rib Au Jus, Lamb Napoleon, Shrimp & Grits, Southern Fried Chicken, Assorted Desserts and more. Adults $18.95 | Children $10 | Children 3 & Under - our Guests Jacket & Tie Required Reservations are required and cancellations must be made by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th. Reservations will be not be accepted via voicemail, you must receive a confirmation call if a message is left. Please contact the Farm Clubhouse at (336) 288-3415 to reserve your table today.

Friday, April 25th 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Farm

Don't Forget About Masters Week!

Monday, April 7th through Sunday, April, 13th

If you couldn't make it to the tournament, join your golfing buddies in the Farm Bar for our daily lunch and drink specials designed specifically for the Masters Tournament.

Hours of Operation

The Farm Bar will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. depending on weather conditions, golf course play and bar traffic. The a la carte lunch menu will be available Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to our a la carte lunch menu we will offer several additional breakfast features on Sundays. Your Halfway House needs can be fulfilled from the Farm Bar during our regularly scheduled hours of operation. The Farm Halfway House will re-open for service Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning on Friday, March 14th. We will offer our Thursday Buffet every week from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Our "All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib Buffet" is offered the last Thursday of each month. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Sunday, March 9th 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Farm

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Tennis Upcoming Events

Tennis Leagues

St. Patrick’s Day Social

Men’s Wednesday Night League

Friday, March 14th

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Farm

Wear everything green and enjoy a night of tennis, food, drink and live entertainment.

$30 per couple | Sign up online at or call the Tennis Pro Shop at (336) 275-8162.

Spring Fling Kick Off Social Thursday, April 24th

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Irving Park

Join us in celebrating the arrival of warmer temperatures! Fling into spring with some tennis fun, cocktails and music while enjoying the fresh spring air.

$30 per couple | Sign up online at or call the Tennis Pro Shop at (336) 275-8162.

Save the Date Mother & Child Tennis Challenge Saturday, May 10th

Kids Day & Pro Exhibition Sunday, May 18th

Tennis Social

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Thursday, May 22nd

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Ladies Gate City Clinics Begin Week of March 25th

Ladies Gate City Matches Begin April 1st and 2nd

Spring Clinic Program Begins April 1st

Registration Begins: March 10th Start Date: Wednesday, April 16th

We invite all GCC gentlemen to join the fun on Wednesday nights at Irving Park. Meet new players and show off your tennis talents at the Men’s Wednesday Night League. Throughout the season, individual players will play doubles against other competing players. Points are scored by the number of games each player wins. A cumulative score will be kept, during the six-week season. At the end of the season we will award gift certificates to the top three individuals at a league celebration. $30 per player | Space is limited Sign up online at or call the Tennis Pro Shop at (336) 275-8162.

Women’s Tuesday Night Play

Registration Begins: March 10th Start Date: Tuesday, April 15th

Join the GCC Women for our Tuesday Play Night at Irving Park. Here is a chance to play weekly in a fun, yet competitive setting, while meeting new players. Throughout the season each player will play doubles against other GCC competing players with a chance to accumulate points individually. Points are scored by the number of games each player wins and a cumulative score will be kept during the five-week season. At the end of the season, gift certificates will be awarded to the top three individuals, with a reception on the last night. This is your time to come out for some good competitive tennis and fun! $25 per player | Space is limited Sign up online at or call the Tennis Pro Shop at (336) 275-8162.

Tennis Team Play USTA Junior Team Tennis

GCC is preparing for the USTA Junior Team Tennis 2014. This league gives juniors a chance to compete with other players of their ability in a team format. Intermediate levels of play will include juniors ages 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 18 and under. Juniors will need a USTA Membership. The GCC professional staff will place players on appropriate teams according to their ability and players will be notified which division they will be a part of by the first week of practice. Matches and team practices will begins the first week of April. Matches will be played Friday afternoons throughout April and May. The GCC Tennis Staff hopes to see your child as a USTA Junior Team Tennis participant this spring! Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at (336) 275-8162 if you have any questions. Sign up in the Tennis Pro Shop or call (336) 275-8162.

GCC Men’s City Interclub

It’s time for Greensboro Country Club to prepare for the City Men’s Interclub League. Jeff Hill will be our captain and will be organizing the team this spring season. The season starts in April and will run through mid-June. Matches are played on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for USTA players rated 4.0 and above. If you do not have an official USTA rating, Tennis Director, Tom Cascarano will be able to assist you. Please let Jeff Hill know or call the Tennis Pro Shop if you are interested. We would like to have as big a pool of players as possible to enable some flexibility in scheduling players for the matches. Sign up in the Tennis Pro Shop or call (336) 275-8162.

Join the Fun & Competition at GCC!

GCC Men’s 3.5 Interclub Team

Tennis News Outdoor Courts

We will do our best to get the outdoor courts ready by mid-March provided we have good weather. The warm weather is imperative in order to prepare our clay courts. Thank you in advance for your patience as we prepare our courts this spring.

March | April 2014

We are organizing a Men’s City 3.5 Interclub Team for this spring. Matches will be played on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:30 a.m. The season begins in April and runs through June. Garrison Coley has offered to be the captain and will be organizing the team. If you are interested in playing for our 3.5 team please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at (336) 275-8162 and we will sign you up. Let’s represent GCC this spring! Sign up in the Tennis Pro Shop or call (336) 275-8162.

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Golf Men's Tournament Program Our 2014 Men’s Tournament Program has a new look. The Golf Committee is introducing new formats and events aimed for both the casual golfer and the experienced player. Here are some of the new fusions for the upcoming season:

Mixed Night Glow Golf Saturday, March 22nd

This is a mixed social evening consisting of ladies and men played beginning at dusk. We will play with lighted golf balls, flagsticks illuminated for direction, holes with light rings and a team scramble that includes some fun variations to the play. Teams consist of any member who enters as a single or a couples.

New! Steel Cup Men’s Amateur Invitational Friday, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th (Practice Round - Thursday, November 6th)

This is an individual play event for members and invited guests (not a member-guest format). Members may extend invitation to guests to play in this single-player format. Play is a Stableford Points format with prizes for each day and grand prize award to the overall individual point winner.

Men’s Member-Guest

Thursday, May 15th - Saturday, May 17th

Be sure to file your entry early for the 2014 Men’s MemberGuest. The field is expected to be full after a short duration. Chairman, Cabell Poindexter, and his committee provided a popular list of activities last year to the delight of those present. Field is limited to the first 60 teams who enter.

Fire Pit Grinders

Wednesday Nights Starting May 28th

The new area outside of the Irving Park Golf Pro Shop offers new places for members to gather after a day’s end. Some of the affairs for The Wednesday Men’s Grinder for this season will include an evening cookout at the Fire Pit for the participants. Included in the Grinder for this season are some variations in the formats that should be fun.

Player of the Year

A year end shoot-out with the top ten point leaders will be the season ending finale to the tournament calendar. Participation and finish will be the factors for members to receive points for the Player of the Year. For each event played, each member will receive POY points and then finishes in the top ten will receive additional points. After the season ending Chairman’s Cup, the top ten POY point leaders will be determined to participate in a shoot-out on Saturday, November 15th. Prizes will be awarded to the top four winners in the shoot-out. Visit the website at for more information on events and to sign up.

Golf News March | April 2014

Be Sure to Check Out STOLI

Our new Starting Time Online Reservation Interface (STOLI) provides members the opportunity to reserve starting times whenever and wherever they want. You can go to the member website and reserve your preferred starting time from anywhere you may be. In addition, you will have the ability to see the starting sheet for both courses online. This way, having to call the Farm Pro Shop and then the Irving Park Pro Shop to find out what is available is now a thing of the past. Use your STOLI and be informed!

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Twilight Guest Fee

Members are reminded to take advantage of our evening guest fee rate. During the spring and summer months, for members with guests starting play at 4:00 p.m. or after, the guest fee is reduced 40% from the course applicable rate. During the fall and winter season, the same guest of member fee is reduced after 3:00 p.m. This is to provide an avenue for members who may be able to leave the office in the late afternoon and bring a friend or business associate for an end-of-day relaxing round of golf.

Junior Golf Junior Golf Program Youth Expo

Saturday, March 29th 10:00-12:00 | Ballroom


expo 2014

Join us in the Irving Park Ballroom to see all the wonderful opportunities our golf professional staff has to offer our junior members. Sign up your juniors for clinics, camps, events, and have them properly fit for golf equipment. There will be refreshments, games and a raffle for great prizes including a junior golf shirt and hat!

Pee Wee Clinics

March 23rd & 30th, April 6th, May 11th & 25th, June 15th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 19th & 26th, November 2nd, 9th & 16th 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Introduce your two to six year-olds to golf, starting them on the path to a lifelong enjoyment of the game! Using basic instruction with a unique teaching system, SNAG (Starting New At Golf), the golf professional staff creates excitement and fun so the children will continue to learn and play the game for years. $20 per child per clinic | Parents must attend clinic Sign up online at or call the Golf Pro Shop at (336) 272-2636.

NEW! PGA Junior League / Piedmont Triad April Through May

It is a goal of the GCC golf professional staff to continue to grow our junior golf program. We are excited to announce the inception of the GCC PGA Jr League team for beginners to experienced junior golfers alike. This will be a low-pressure, fun, team atmosphere. Our league includes GCC, Starmount Forest CC, Old Town Club, Rick Murphy Golf Academy and Forsyth CC. To sign up please call Adam Boehm at (336) 272-2636.

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Save the Date!

Junior-Junior Championship

Thursday, June 12th | Irving Park

Father-Child Tournament

Saturday, June 14th | Irving Park Sessions Begin Wednesday, March 19th 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Irving Park

Junior clinics concentrate on introduction to golf and basic golf concepts. This year we are introducing Titleist Performance Institute’s “Training the Athlete” program. While our focus remains on golf, we realize it is imperative to incorporate other athletic movements such as throwing, dribbling a soccer ball, weaving through cones, swinging a baseball bat, etc. in order to promote the coordination and athletic motion necessary for a good golf swing. $15 per student per clinic Sign up no later than 12:00 p.m. the day of the clinic. You may also sign up online at or call the Golf Pro Shop at (336) 272-2636.

Parent-Child Tournament Saturday, July 19th | Farm

Junior Club Championship

Thursday, July 31st & Friday, August 1st | Irving Park

Family Club Championship

Saturday, September 13th | Irving Park

Junior Interclub

Team qualifying – May 1st and May 31st

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Wednesday After-School Clinics

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Ladies Golf Association Upcoming Events Ladies Golf Reception

Tuesday, March 25th 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Irving Room

Our lady golfers are having so much fun! Join us for some hors d’oeuvres from Chef Greg and some libations from the bar. Season is upon us and we want you to participate! We invite all GCC lady golfers of all ability levels from beginners to experienced players to join us and find out more about our growing ladies golf programs. There is something for everyone including Monday Fore Fun (9 holers), Tuesday 18 Holers, Twilight evening play and group golf instruction from beginners (Soaring Eaglets and Eagles Classes) to experienced players (group clinics). The evening includes a brief overview of season highlights, information on the various offerings for lady golfers at GCC and an introduction of the 2014 LGA representatives! We will also confirm your contact information for the 2014 LGA Directory. Please RSVP to the receptionist by calling (336) 275-8506 by Saturday, March 22nd. See you on the 25th!

Ladies 18 Holers Opening Day Par 3 Tournament Tuesday, April 1st | Farm

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8:00 a.m. Coffee, Danish & LGA book distribution in Golf Pro Shop 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start - The Farm Course will become a Par 3 course What a great way to shake off the winter rust and have some fun with your fellow golfers! Sign up online at or by call the Farm Golf Pro Shop at (336) 288-4461 by Saturday, March 29th.

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Ladies 9 Holers Fore Fun Opening Day Monday, April 7th | Irving Park

Captain’s Choice on a Par 3 Layout 8:30 a.m. Coffee, Danish & LGA book distribution in Golf Pro Shop 9:00 a.m. Rules Tip & Swing Tip 9:30 a.m. Play 9 holes of team captain’s choice on the par 3 course 11:45 a.m. Draw for “Shot of the Day” Awards Did you play last year? Did you have fun? Bring a friend with you to continue to grow this popular golf group! We will pair players into four person teams to play captain’s choice. Sign up online at or call the Irving Park Golf Pro Shop at (336) 272-2636 by Saturday, April 5th.

Ladies Golf Association 2014 Kick-Off Breakfast & Captain’s Choice Tuesday, April 22nd | Irving Park

We will begin with breakfast together in the Irving Room and a guest speaker. The day will proceed with 18 holes of captain’s choice. 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. Speaker with Q & A 9:45 a.m. Shotgun Start (18 holes) This is our first combined event of the season with “Monday’s Fore Fun Group” and “Tuesday’s 18 holers” in a team captain’s choice format. No pressure and lots of fun! Teams will be made using the computer software with pairing requests welcome if equitable. Encourage your GCC lady golfer friends to join us, too! Sign up online at www. or by call the Irving Park Golf Pro Shop at (336) 272-2636 by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Please specify if you will attend breakfast and/or golf.

Save the Date - "GCC Vegas Style" Ladies Member-Guest Monday, May 19th - Practice Round Tuesday, May 20th - Tournament Day One & Cocktail Reception at Irving Park Wednesday, May 21st - Tournament Day Two & Awards Lunch at the Farm More details will be available at the Ladies Golf Reception.

Turf Talk Global Warming Takes a Vacation While I don’t intend to get into the politics or specifics of global warming in this article, I do know one thing for sure. Weather is cyclical and the current cycle we are enduring is a cold one. With that said, I am also just as sure as I am writing this article that we will experience record high temperatures all too soon. I also know the temperatures we experienced in January and February are well below the temperatures required to damage our warm season grasses.

very expensive. As such, the scale of this investment is very much appreciated by the staff and serves to confirm the on-going commitment the members of this Club and its leaders have for the overall golf program here at Greensboro Country Club.

The Club recently made a significant investment for new equipment on both its two courses. The new equipment replaces equipment that was on average ten years or older and will be a huge plus to both the efficiency of our operation and the quality of the overall product we are able to deliver to the membership. As the majority of our equipment is specialized in nature and serves a relatively small sector of buyers, it is

Farm Greens Aerification

Meet One of the Guys Miguel Martinez

March 3rd & 4th

Irving Park Greens Aerification March 31st & April 1st

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Miguel has been an employee of the club since 1998. Prior to working here, Miguel’s first golf course working experience was spent at The Country Club of the With that in mind, I would like to assure the member- South in Alpharetta, Georgia. Miguel has been married ship that we are managing our resources proactively for 15 years and has three children, one daughter and in the event repairs may exceed our repair allowances two boys. Miguel’s hobbies include watching football currently outlined in the approved 2014 budget. We with his favorite team being the Indianapolis Colts. He have strong professional relationships with numerous also enjoys reading books to his children. His favorite grass growers and they have been contacted in regards movie is "Saving Private Ryan" and his favorite to our concerns. What we would expect from the cold musician is George Straight. His favorite type of food is snaps in January and February is much like what we Chinese. If you see Miguel around the course be sure have experienced numerous times over the years. If to thank him for his many years of outstanding service. we do experience damage, it will be most likely in the areas that are less than conducive to Bermuda grass growth. Areas that are shady and areas that are poorly drained pose the biggest risk. Holes such as 5 and 7 at Irving Park and holes such as 1 and 6 at the Farm are Douglas Lowe, CGCS where we historically see the most damage and we will Director of Golf Course and Grounds Maintenance be monitoring those areas well in advance to see if we can make any type of early determination. For now there is little we can do other than communicate, plan Aerification Schedule and be prepared for what possibly lies ahead.

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Aquatics Calling All Blue Dolphins...

“Dive Into Spring. The 2014 Swim Season is Upon Us!” Blue Dolphin Coaches

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 14th for the Big Splash Banquet! This year we will be honoring the tradition of the Blue Dolphin Swim Team with some fun throwback surprises. The event will be held in the Irving Park Ballroom and reservations are required. The banquet is a great opportunity for our veteran swimmers to welcome our new team members. It is the official start of the summer swim team season and we hope you and your family can attend.

Blue Dolphin Big Buddies

2014 Swim Calendar

Another great addition to the GCC swim team this summer will be our Big Buddies Program. The Big Buddies group is made up of our very own talented senior swimmers (ages 15 and up) who will work with our younger swimmers both during and outside of practice times. Big Buddies will also encourage and cheer on all swimmers at dual meets and City Meet. We hope that this program will give our younger swimmers the chance to get to know and bond with our older swimmers while also pumping up team spirit!


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Youth Expo & Swim Suit Fittings

Try on your team wear on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 30th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Irving Park Ballroom. This is the best time to order your team swimsuits, t-shirts and personalized swim caps, and to pick up your swim team information packet. The coaches and aquatics & youth activities director will be available as well. March | April 2014

Big Splash Banquet

GCC is pleased to share that we have a talented and fun group of returning and new coaches who are ready to lead our Blue Dolphins this season. Kelley Holoman will return as our head coach, along with Caroline Brassfield, Sarah Schott, CG Oehmig and Jenna Livingston as returning assistant coaches. New faces on the coaching staff include Blue Dolphin alum and Wake Forest junior Halle Beeler, former CSA and Columbia University swimmer Blair Bloomquist, and Blue Dolphin swimmer and Page senior Ross Taylor. We are very excited about the upcoming season and know it will be our best one yet!

All sports departments (Golf, Tennis and Fitness) will be joining us at this year’s Swim Suit Fittings on Saturday, March 29th for the 2014 GCC Youth Expo. Pros and trainers from each department will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about this season’s upcoming youth activities. Come prepared for fun games, demonstrations and healthy treats.

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March 11th March 29th - 30th May 14th May 19th June 7th June 9th

June 10th June 17th June 24th July 1st July 7th July 10th - 12th July 14th July 16th

Blue Dolphin Swim Clinic (Tuesdays & Thursdays through May 15th) Youth Expo and Swim Suit Try-Ons Big Splash Banquet Afternoon Practice Begins • 10 & Under 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. • 11 & Up 4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Swim Meet 101 Morning Practice Begins • 11 & Up 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. • 7-10 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. • 6 & Under 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet - Home vs. Lake Jeanette Meet - Home vs. Hamilton Lakes Meet - Away vs. Green Valley Meet - Away vs. Friendly Meet - Home vs. Sherwood City Meet Championship Emerald Pointe Trip 2014 GCC Awards Banquet

Fitness Upcoming Events “Which Whey to Go?”

Wednesday, March 12th 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. |Irving Room This nutritional lecture will focus on protein choices for supplements and whole food alternatives for maximum performance benefits. Join Robyn and learn how to calculate your ideal protein intake for performance and strategies on how to obtain that goal during an interactive discussion and hands-on activities. Wine and light snacks will be provided for this event.

No Charge | Sign up online at or call the Fitness Center at (336) 691-5825.

Youth Expo


Active Older Adults Day

Thursday, May 29th 9:30-11:30 a.m. This day will be full of all things related to our active older adults! We will have senior assessments, bone density test, balance testing, nutrition and more. Join us and experience what GCC has to offer you. No Charge | Sign up online at or call the Fitness Center at (336) 691-5825.

New Spin Bikes

Our new bikes are here and we have a spot open just Saturday, March 29th for you! We invite you to take a ride with us during one 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Ballroom of our seven classes offered weekly. Enjoy a smooth What does GCC have to offer your youth this summer? but intense workout on our new state-of-the-art bikes! You will be able to experience youth fitness, golf, tennis, swim and youth activities, as well as register for GCC youth camps and activities. We will be your onestop shop for summer!

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No Charge | Reservations Not Necessary

"The Well-Rounded Youth Athlete”

No Charge | Sign up online at or call the Fitness Center at (336) 691-5825.

Cycle Class List Mondays - 6:00 a.m. Tuesdays - 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays - 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays - 6:00 a.m. Wednesdays - 9:30 a.m. Thursday - 6:00 p.m. Saturdays - 8:30 a.m.

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Wednesday, April 9th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Irving Room "Beyond the Ball" - why does variety in biomechanics help enhance your student athletes' sports performance? This is a discussion on the importance of appropriate activities for each stage of childhood development. Come prepared with the attitude and the attire for child’s play with Coach Robyn!

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Greensboro Country Club 410 Sunset Drive Greensboro, NC 27408

2014 Board of Directors President Inside Vice President Outside Vice President Treasurer Assistant Treasurer Secretary Assistant Secretary Membership Chair Director Director Director Director Director Director Director

Garson L. Rice Jr. Preston E. Davenport Jr. Gail Bernstein Edward A. LeBlanc Jason Bohrer Thomas C. Watkins A. Holt Gwyn Monty D. Hagler Everette E. Mills III Jeff Beach Daniel C. Craft Kathryn L. Gesse Susan Stafford Kelly James Kirkpatrick III James M. Morgan III

Club Directory Phone Directory

Farm Clubhouse Farm Golf Pro Shop Farm Pool Farm Snack Bar Farm Tennis Pro Shop Fitness Center Irving Park Clubhouse Irving Park Golf Pro Shop Irving Park Pool Irving Park Tennis Pro Shop


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Steve Matlaga, CCM - General Manager Melissa Clark - Director of Club Operations J. Scott Harmon - Catering Sales Director Bill Stone, CPA - CFO/Controller Rachel Payne Morrow, CMP - Marketing & Membership Brittany Mitchell - Executive Assistant Greg John, CEC - Executive Chef Matt Darnall - Farm Clubhouse Manager Doug Lowe, CGCS - Golf Course Superintendent Jim Deaton, PGA - Director of Golf Mary Thomas, PGA - Farm Head Golf Professional Adam Boehm, PGA - IP Head Golf Professional Tom Cascarano, USPTA - Director of Tennis Lori Lennon - Director of Fitness John Olinick - Purchasing Director Earl Waddell - Facilities Manager Lindsay Pegg - Director of Aquatics & Youth Activities

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(336) 288-3415 (336) 288-4461 (336) 288-9242 (336) 288-5607 (336) 288-7801 (336) 691-5825 (336) 275-8506 (336) 272-4364 (336) 691-5811 (336) 275-8162

Food Service Hours of Operation Sunset Room Reservations Recommended - Dressy Casual Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Sunset Bar Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 -10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Family Grille No Reservations - Casual Attire & Daily Specials Bar Service Available Family Grille Manager: April Newman Breakfast: Friday - Sunday: 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Sunday Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. 1909 Reservations Recommended - Casual Attire Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Men’s Grille & Bar Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Farm Clubhouse Reservations Recommended - Casual Attire Farm Clubhouse Manager: Matt Darnall Farm Grille (January) Wedne sday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Soup, Salad & Sandwich Bar Friday - Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Full Lunch Menu Bar: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday Night Buffet: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch: One Sunday per Month to be Announced

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